Is anybody else as stoked about this as I am? A full open 3D playing field for each level. Remember the adventure fields in Sonic Adventure? Think of those but really, really big and you have the standard level in Sonic 360 with real time lighting. Its a complete re-telling of Sonic the Hedgehog 1, meaning its just Sonic and Dr.Robotnik's army of badniks. Apparantly the badniks are being replaced with more intimidating forms of the more humanoid robots in Sonic Adventure 2, im not bothered by that so much providing the animal battery system for the robots is kept, otherwise they're already crapping on the StH story line. If they're sticking close to StH and having the same zones (altered of course) then I can already think of where the rail grinding can be implemented with ease. Im glad they're focusing a lot more on speed. Sonic was originally supposed to encapture speed, its Sonic's trademark. SA managed to keep the speed element really well, but SA2 lost it by having so much adventuring implemented it killed the minimal speed levels with sonic and shadow. Sonic Heroes...bland. :| One rumour suggests that the game will star Sonic, and Sonic only. Yuji Naka has stated in interviews that it would be interesting to do a game that stars just Sonic, but that fans also complain when their favorite character doesn't make an appearance - leaving him currently undecided on the issue. I personally don't mind seeing the other characters sit out for a game. Its a re-telling of StH1, putting in the other known characters would destroy Sonic canon. Oh yeah, rumours say Super Sonic might be playable outside of the final boss encounter. Awesome.